Thursday, August 17, 2017

You Did It!

Hello friends! 

Today's post is not so much about card-making. Instead, I am sharing some easy banner die cutting.
The moment finally came when my daughter passed her PhD thesis defense!

you did it

Like any PhD students, Stephanie worked long and hard for the last 4 years. The PhD degree is made of lots of perseverance, patience, hard work, sweat, tears (!!!), ice cream and "hair loss" (according to Stephanie).


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 I created a the banner with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banner Die

I then dressed it up with Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Border Die.

you did it (got her PhD!!)

Here is a close-up of Stephanie. According to her, she was feeling/looking really tired in this picture with little sleep from the previous night, 3-hour long defense and...
 finally...she is done!
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It has been quite a journey. Stephanie traveled quite a bit for her field work/research in South Africa, Dominican Republic and Uganda. Congratulations, Stephanie, on your PhD degree in Public Health & Health Systems from University of Waterloo! We are immensely proud.
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Dawn Turley said...

A BIG HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Stephanie. Such an achievement. A new Doctor in the house.

Marianne said...

What a fun little project, Virginia. Congratulations to Stephanie! I bet you are all relieved and proud that all of her hard work paid off!

foleysfriend said...

Congrats to Stephanie! You and Dr. John must be so proud of your kids! Love the banner you made for her.

Alanna said...

What a fun banner. Stephanie deserves all the congratulations in the world. Congrats to her and to her proud parents

Purple Princess said...

Fun banner!!

Sue LD said...

Congrats to your daughter. I remember how proud I was when my son received his PhD.

conil said...

Stephanie's hair appears to have grown back. All kidding aside this is such a huge accomplishment and her hard work has finally paid off. With that kind of dedication and perseverance she will definitely succeed in her coming career. Wish her all the best for me, please.

Harriet said...

Stephanie's smile is as big and beautiful as David's. Congratulations Stephanie...the world awaits. Best wishes in you future.

Virginia and Dr. John: Congratulations to you as you have launched two successful adults. A tribute to your parenting and goals.

Teresa Doyle said...

Congratulations to your beautiful daughter Stephanie, what a HUGE accomplishment! And Congratulations to you and your husband for being such good role models for your children! I am certain you are enormously proud of her!

Glennis said...

Congratulations to your daughter, that is a great achievement

Susanne Vargas said...

Congratulations to Stephanie! That is quite an accomplishment and you all have every reason to be proud!
Cute banner!

Lisa Elton said...

Congratulations to your daughter! Your banner is darling and she looks so pretty holding it with that beautiful smile!!

Desperatehousewifecraft said...

Congratulations to Stephanie, and to you and your husband too! Your hard work paid off too! Great banner!

Sheila H said...

Congratulations to Stephanie!

Barb Ghig said...

A huge CONGRATS to Stephanie, and to you and Dr. John, as well since I know you have been by her side every step of the way! What an amazing achievement...WOW!!! Please tell her that I'm sending my very best wishes for a future filled with success and happiness! She certainly deserves it!

I can see by her beautiful smile that she loves the cute banner you created for her...she knows you made it with love in your heart, and that's what counts!

I'm sure you and Dr. John are so very proud of her...and David, as he's a great guy, too! Sending big hugs ~ Barb xoxo

Candy said...

Congratulations to Stephanie for her success after all her hard work!!
I can just imagine how proud you are of her.